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KMBC 9: Young girl reunites with NICU doctor who helped save her life

A young girl got a new chance at life – after being born with CDH.

It means some of her organs were in her chest cavity.

Flipping through old pictures can be difficult for Tara Edwards.

“Just documenting her life, not knowing if or when – God forbid it happened – that she wouldn’t be here anymore.”

Her daughter Josie's survival chances weren’t good.

She was put on a machine called ECMO that bypassed her heart and lungs.

But she still needed surgery that had rarely been done before.

That was a decade ago.

Wednesday – Josie turned 10-years-old. And she got to meet one of the doctors at Children’s Mercy who saved her life.


See the full story via KMBC 9.

Learn more about the region's only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Read about the Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center at Children's Mercy which provides integrated maternal-fetal care for selected high-risk pregnancies.